PETER W. DAVIDSON
Peter Davidson is the Loan Programs Office Executive Director at the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington D.C. he formerly served as a Senior Advisor for Energy and Economic Development at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Prior to this, he was Executive Director of the Empire State Development Corporation.
Mr. Davidson was appointed Chairman of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation (BBPDC) in December 2009.
is a businessman who has founded and managed six media companies in New York; these companies were in the newspaper, radio, television, advertising and market research businesses, many of them centered in the Hispanic business community.
From 1989 to 1999, he was owner and publisher of El Diario La Prensa, the leading Spanish-language newspaper in New York.
Prior to 1989 he was an executive at Morgan Stanley & Co.
Known as a creative business leader, he
has piloted complex deals, structured numerous equity and debt-raising transactions, handled labor negotiations and acted as lead negotiator in multiple financings, acquisitions and asset sales.
Since 2001, Mr. Davidson has also been Chairman of the J.M. Kaplan Fund, a leading NY based grant-making institution.
leadership, grant making has focused on improving the environment of New York City with more parkland, alternative transportation, and waterfront access.
Funding also supports immigration policies in the United States and environmental and archeological conservation worldwide.
Mr. Davidson is a graduate of Stanford University and the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration.
He is an active member of the Brooklyn community.